Dumbbell Alternating Shoulder Press and Twist

The dumbbell alternating shoulder press and twist is an upper body movement that targets the shoulders and triceps. The twisting motion throughout the exercise will actively engage all the muscle fibers throughout the shoulders from different angles.


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    Stand tall with your feet shoulder width-apart and hold a dumbbell in each hand. Raise the dumbbells just outside of shoulders with your elbows bent and your palms facing one another.
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    Brace your core and rotate your upper body to one side. As you twist, pivot the foot that's on the opposite side of the direction you're twisting and press that arm overhead. Pause, and reverse direction back to the starting position to repeat on the other side.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Remember to brace your core. Stay tight.
  • Make sure you lower the dumbbell all the way back down shoulder height.
  • Don't forget to press the dumbbell all the way up until your arm is completely locked out.